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Gamble prepared for Pirelli Wolverhampton rally driver Mark Gamble has gained support from local companies for his assault on this years Silverstone 'Stars' Rally championship and is eagerly looking forward to the forthcoming ...

Gamble prepared for Pirelli

Wolverhampton rally driver Mark Gamble has gained support from local companies for his assault on this years Silverstone 'Stars' Rally championship and is eagerly looking forward to the forthcoming Pirelli International Rally, an event where he scored a podium finish in 2006.

Midland Steel Sections Ltd and Towergate Insurance will be supporting the 26 year old from Perton, who managed to score a fine 3rd overall in the 'Stars' class, for up to 1400cc rally cars on last years punishing Pirelli rally in a Peugeot 106. This year he has upgraded to his current stead, the Jam Motorsport prepared Citroen C2 In which the team completed a successful recent test on the Border Counties Rally, which uses parts of the same infamous 'killer' Kielder Forest complex, means that Mark is as prepared as possible.

We've done a lot of development work to the car over the last few months and we've got a new engine and gearbox going in before the Pirelli. It's not an easy rally but I went well there last year and, as long as we have a good clean run, I'm confident of a good result.

Mark will be co-driven by Stourport resident Steve Link as he dovetails campaigns in both the VK 1400 championship and the British Rally Championship supporting 'stars' category meaning that the pair have a busy season ahead of them in the Kumho tyres supported C2.

The 2007 Pirelli International Rally starts from Carlisle with the first 1400cc due to begin at around 12 noon on Saturday 21st April 2007. The cars then tackle 7 tough and treacherous stages through Kielder before returning to the finish at around 6pm.

The 2007 Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship will be featured on Sky sports in the week after each event with a dedicated time slot given to the 'stars' category.

For more information on Mark please visit www.markgamblerallying.co.uk

Fore more information on the rally please visit www.pirelliinternationalrally.co.uk

-credit: geoff mayes

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Series BRC
Drivers Steve Link
Teams Citroën World Rally Team